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LG chairs meet to review vector-borne diseases

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired two important meetings at Raj Niwas here on Thursday, one on preparedness for dengue and chikungunya and another on desilting of drains in the national Capital.
The meeting started with a review of the action taken report of the previous meeting.
Baijal stressed on the need to create awareness about vector-borne diseases, pointing out that interaction with public to educate them about prevention and control of these diseases is vital.
Among the attendees was Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Baijal re-emphasised the importance of IEC (Information, Education and Communication) as the main tool for combating vector-borne diseases, particularly dengue and chikungunya.
He also asked the agencies concerned to effectively monitor and improve the functioning of their 24X7 helpline numbers and update their database to provide real-time information on beds and other details to the public.
The LG stressed that there should be engagement of RWAs with domestic breeding checkers (DBCs) to visit and monitor the households for any potential breeding sites.
This shall also help in sharing of responsibility of checking with RWAs as well as sensitise residents of the colonies.
Political leaders, corporators and officials must be involved in awareness generation, he said.
The second meeting was held to review the progress of de-silting of drains.
"It was apprised that PWD has established a full-time call centre for water logging complaints for all department during June to September is 1800-11-93," said in Raj Niwas in a statement.
The Engineer -in-Chief of Delhi PWD apprised the LG about drains that the department has identified 155 vulnerable locations
PWD further informed that taken long term solutions for 53 earlier vulnerable locations.
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